The Small Town with a Big Heart


Welcome to our hometown.



Welcome to our new website! Watch this space for timely updates to happenings in our Village!

*Next Village Meeting April 10th @ 6 pm

*Hoskins Community Garage Sale: Friday, June 30 – July 1 Contact Diane @ 402-649-9530 if wanting to take part in

*If you haven’t renewed your Dog License; do so under Village Operations and return form today!!  PAST DUE

*NEW Online payment option to rent our Community Center


Our Town

The quaint village of Hoskins, NE is just 7 miles down the road from Norfolk. Home to 263 neighbors, Hoskins offers a small town feel and a charming community.

We were first named Donop by Franz Puls in 1869, after a town of the same name in Germany. A year after the railroad was extended through town to connect Wayne and Norfolk in 1881, railroad man F.H. Peavey changed the name to Hoskins in honor of his father-in-law.

Hoskins grew as a stop along the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway; later known as the Chicago and North Western. Today, the railroad is long gone, but the small town charm and convenient location in the heart of Northeast Nebraska remains.


Riverside Memorial Park

Along the banks of Spring Branch Creek lies Riverside Memorial Park, featuring a picnic area and plenty of space to play. 

Our Community Center

Our well-appointed community center, in the heart of downtown, is available for rental. 

Hoskins Fire and Rescue

Our volunteer-staffed fire and rescue department serves the Village of Hoskins and the surrounding area.

A rich history of agriculture and industry

From a stop on the railroad to a town in the heart of America’s agricultural heartland, Hoskins has a story bigger than its small size would suggest.

Official Population



I couldn't imagine a more amazing place to call home than Hoskins.


– Nancy Staub, resident

Hoskins has been an amazing place for us to grow our small business.


– Business Owner

We visit charming downtown Hoskins every weekend for a bite to eat. A true hidden gem.


– Tourist

I chose Hoskins as the perfect place to raise my family, where the kids roam free.


– Freerange Parent

Thanks for visiting Hoskins!